Suspect AR drachm of Messana currently on auction.

Messana drachm Pheraimon Agora Pegasi XXXIV lot 56 .jpg

The U.S. auction house Pegasi Numismatics is currently listing this coin, 800 USD starting price:

messana pegasi list.jpg

The coin was at first questioned for its low weight by the experts of the Italian forum lamoneta,  (2.05g against about 3.7g a.w., about 45% less, not justified even if the flan is damaged). After some further investigations the coin was condemned as not genuine, looking at the inconsistence for both iconography and epigraphy compared with genuine published specimens:



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